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101. Bernie X Collection?

September 23, 2006

Q: Do you know if there has been a complete Bernie X compilation assembled?

A: I’m pretty sure there isn’t, but there ought to be.


I've never seen anything like that and I'm pretty sure it doesn't exist. What would be really great would the collected stories of Chris Miller that appeared in the Lampoon.


September 24, 2006 2:04 am

That, and a B.K Taylor Timberland Tales/The Appletons anthology.

—Mark Simonson

September 24, 2006 8:54 am

Since we're on the subject of Bernie X, I still have a question waiting for its turn on the website, but maybe somebody reading this will have the answer. I seem to remember a Bernie X column involving Joni Mitchell. True? And can anyone name the year and month of the issue? If not Bernie X, it was Baba Rum Raisin, but absolutely it was one of the two. Thanks!.

—Mike Dooley

September 29, 2006 3:30 pm

Two years later comes the answer to Mike Dooley's question, if he's still curious. It was a Baba Rum Raisin column, from the May 1975 issue, appearing on page 12. In it, Joni, Baba, and George Harrison are trapped in a cave in the Himalayas.

—John Figler

September 19, 2008 12:15 am

And here in the summer of 2010, I am still interested. Thanks, John Figler.

—Mike Dooley

July 15, 2010 10:42 am

When was the first Bernie X. column published? I.E. in what issue? Thanks!

—Matty G

November 28, 2011 7:43 am

"The New York Cabby's Guide to New York" by Gerald Sussman in the April 1974 (Travel) issue was the first Bernie X. story. The first Bernie X. column appeared in the March 1975 (Good-bye to All That) issue.


November 28, 2011 8:08 am

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